Step 1: Admit that you have a problem
I HAVE ONE. I went to a store called Pet Palace on (I don't even know anymore), and my mom went to a different store in the same plaza to get some scrubs for her work uniform. Now, I played with a Weimeraner puppy (OMGIWANTONE) and I browsed the ENTIRE store, bored out of my mind. I read every label from dried crickets for anoles to dog poo-bags. I noticed on a shelf, the most beautiful Veltails I have ever seen. Now, I think there were 4. They were in tiny bowls (surprisingly not in plastic cups), and they were STUNNING. Not a single bit of finrot, popeye, velvet, etc. They were pristine, which was frighteningly beautiful.
One was a pure cobalt blue, another was bloodred, the third was a metallic green, and the last was a pinkish white, marbled. He had spots of blue, green, red, yellow, and some other shades. HE WAS GORGEOUS. I was right next to the register and I must have been standing there STARING at him for 10 minutes because after a while the cashier said "can I help you?" and I was all "um.....no?"
I seriously almost bought him right there but I already had a new betta (Omelette) and I had no containers to keep him ( a new fish) in, other than a 3/4 gallon glass vase, that Omelette was NOT happy in, I think because it was like a plastic cup upgrade xD (He's in a 1-gallon triangle)
But last night I had a dream that I was at a petstore and there was a little Asian girl there (maybe 4 years old) and her name was Asia...weird, huh? Although that might have something to do with my friend who looks Asian and we call her Asian but she's not....off topic lol...
So we were both looking around the store, we became friends quickly. And her mom said that she could buy a betta fish. There were 2 cups on a shelf. One with the gorgeous marbled boy I so desperately wanted, and a blue one. I stood there in horror, I was SOOOOO jealous, I wanted to steal the marble one if she bought it (I know I'm horrible), and she bought the blue betta. I WAS SO HAPPY SHE DIDN'T BUY "MY" FISH. I think in the dream I bought the marbled one anyway, but the details are fuzzy.
NOW every time I think about that marble fish...
I feel light-headed. Like, I NEED that fish. Undoubtedly, someone has bought it, it's long gone. Maybe a little Asian girl named Asia bought it.... I dunno.
But it seems like fate to me.
My mom asked me what I would buy if I went on a shopping spree for my birthday (the 29th) and I told her I'd go to Petsmart and buy a fish tank and some newts... I changed my mind. Though I want a variety of pets, I AM HOOKED ON BETTAS. THEY ARE ADDICTING.
Are you bearing with me? Hehe, I'm a bettaholic!
I have an obsession. Is anybody else like this? Seriously so into one kind of betta that they feel like passing out every time they go to a pet store? I'm not even kidding. I'm out of breath right now. Maybe it's a little strange for that to happen. Okay, I'll shut up now and let you talk.
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail